Forgive me for the questions I am about to ask because I am an idiot and I am confused from reading the forums about installing FSX/Acceleration, namely:
Is it better to install FSX/Acceleration to the default folder the installer loads (creates) i.e. Microsoft Games ?
Or is it better to install FSX/Acceleration to a new folder by itself on C: ?
Or is it better to create a separate partition and drive exclusively for FSX/Acceleration, and install my other games and apps (Crysis, Need for Speed Microsoft Office etc) on a separate partition? Will this option even work, if so what are the benefits and what is the ideal ratio of free disk space to used disk space on this separate drive.
Also what is the correct way to install FSX, then FSX Acceleration with regards to running default flight, closing FSX and re-booting PC.
AMD Phenom II 940 (3.0GHz, no overclock)
Asus M3A78-EM Motherboard
XP Home Edition SP3 32Bit (to install Windows 7 64-bit for dual boot system)
2 x 2GB 800MHz DDR2 installed
Sapphire Radeon 4870 1GB GPU
600GB Western Digital HD (100GB on the XP partition, 500GB Free for the upcoming Windows 7, FSX Acceleration Partition.)
I used EASEUS Partition Master 4.0 to make my XP partition 100GB and created a 500GB partition for Windows 7 64-bit, FSX/Acceleration, Crysis and Need for Speed. I am going to do a clean install of Windows 7 on the 500GB partition and I am wondering how to go about this to most effectively manage disk space to achieve maximum fsx performance.
Thanks for the help!